Anti-Medical Marijuana Campaign Screws up Bigtime in Florida – HIGH TIMES
In a last ditch effort to try to persuade the Florida voters to go against the state’s medical marijuana initiative (Amendment 2) in the upcoming election, Drug Free Florida set up a last-minute robocall program last weekend to round up opposition.
Things didn’t go as planned.
According to a report from Sunshine State News, Drug Free Florida’s “Vote No on 2” campaign began calling voters during the wee hours of Sunday morning. Some people complained of receiving calls as early as 3am, while others said the phone was ringing off the hook until sunrise.
“We were not amused,” said Pensacola resident Judy Druener, who told SSN that the No on 2 campaign awakened her household at 4:38 a.m. “I’m sure there are rules for when political calls can and can’t be made, but even if there aren’t, who in their right mind would pay a firm to manage a PR campaign that thinks making oh-dark thirty robo-calls are a good idea?”
It wasn’t long after residents started receiving the early morning anti-marijuana wake-up call that the No on 2 Facebook page lit up with a legion of angry people, who seemed prepared to drag whoever was responsible for cramping the style of their Sunday slumber out into the streets of the state’s 67 counties and flog them with a wet rubber hose.
“Who in the world authorized robo calls this morning at 5am in Tallahassee? I am very upset,” one person wrote. “I take care of my elderly parents and unfortunately, when I receive a call at 5 am I immediately think something is wrong with their health. Surprisingly at church today others shared the same concern that had received the same early call. I would like an explanation!”
One woman even suggested the early morning call might cause some